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    Hiya guys.
    I got an A in Economics,B's in Maths,Physics and ICT(AS levels).I am looking forward to a degree in Economics.I hoping to apply to LSE but my terrible IGCSES will let me down!Some A's,B's and a D.
    I am doing A-levels but should I re take the subjects I got a B in to get into LSE or something.Which universities with an economics degree should I consider?
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    (Original post by Skill Twix)
    Hiya guys.
    I got an A in Economics,B's in Maths,Physics and ICT(AS levels).I am looking forward to a degree in Economics.I hoping to apply to LSE but my terrible IGCSES will let me down!Some A's,B's and a D.
    I am doing A-levels but should I re take the subjects I got a B in to get into LSE or something.Which universities with an economics degree should I consider?
    Hi, your B in AS maths will make it hard to get an LSE offer as they require an A* in maths which I assume you won't be predicted and also your lack of further maths.These two reasons pretty much rule out the likes of UCL etc as well. Your predicted grades I assume will be A*AAA at best and so I would look at unis such as Nottingham being a realistic/optimistic target as well as Bath if you are predicted A*AA+. York would also be a sensible choice.
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    (Original post by Skill Twix)
    Hiya guys.
    I got an A in Economics,B's in Maths,Physics and ICT(AS levels).I am looking forward to a degree in Economics.I hoping to apply to LSE but my terrible IGCSES will let me down!Some A's,B's and a D.
    I am doing A-levels but should I re take the subjects I got a B in to get into LSE or something.Which universities with an economics degree should I consider?
    LSE want further maths at A-level, they don't like ICT and your IGCSEs are not good enough for them.
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    (Original post by Skill Twix)
    Hiya guys.
    I got an A in Economics,B's in Maths,Physics and ICT(AS levels).I am looking forward to a degree in Economics.I hoping to apply to LSE but my terrible IGCSES will let me down!Some A's,B's and a D.
    I am doing A-levels but should I re take the subjects I got a B in to get into LSE or something.Which universities with an economics degree should I consider?
    I think LSE's a bit far at the moment, you'd either need ASFM or to carry on to do 4 A2s. Also their maths requirement is A* and with a B at AS you'll have a hard time convincing them that you'll get that.

    No doubt you could apply to some very good unis though. Birmingham and Exeter both spring to mind as having reasonable entry standards for you. If you don't like the maths side of things, you could look for an Economics BA instead of BSc which is less maths heavy. Loads of great unis do this.

    Alternatively, you could push really hard this year, pick up ASFM and try for LSE next year, although I always suggest applying this year anyway just so you know the process. I did ASFM in a year and it went fine, but I like maths anyway so I don't know how you'd find it if you don't.

    Edit: If you want econ at a London uni then KCL has two related courses. One is "Political Economy" and the other, "Economics & Management". Both require AAA which you might be able to get predicted depending on how friendly your school is.
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    (Original post by adi19956)
    I think LSE's a bit far at the moment, you'd either need ASFM or to carry on to do 4 A2s. Also their maths requirement is A* and with a B at AS you'll have a hard time convincing them that you'll get that.

    No doubt you could apply to some very good unis though. Birmingham and Exeter both spring to mind as having reasonable entry standards for you. If you don't like the maths side of things, you could look for an Economics BA instead of BSc which is less maths heavy. Loads of great unis do this.

    Alternatively, you could push really hard this year, pick up ASFM and try for LSE next year, although I always suggest applying this year anyway just so you know the process. I did ASFM in a year and it went fine, but I like maths anyway so I don't know how you'd find it if you don't.

    Edit: If you want econ at a London uni then KCL has two related courses. One is "Political Economy" and the other, "Economics & Management". Both require AAA which you might be able to get predicted depending on how friendly your school is.
    Well,I might retake Maths again and I am considering to applying next year!
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    (Original post by Pectorac)
    LSE want further maths at A-level, they don't like ICT and your IGCSEs are not good enough for them.
    My friend got in with terrible GCSES but his A-levels compensated for that!
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    (Original post by Johnpeters)
    Hi, your B in AS maths will make it hard to get an LSE offer as they require an A* in maths which I assume you won't be predicted and also your lack of further maths.These two reasons pretty much rule out the likes of UCL etc as well. Your predicted grades I assume will be A*AAA at best and so I would look at unis such as Nottingham being a realistic/optimistic target as well as Bath if you are predicted A*AA+. York would also be a sensible choice.
    Should I retake Maths again and then apply next year to UCL,LSE etc.Requires hard work but at the end of the day,I might get accepted.
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    Another thing to note is that It is rather hard to get in given my IGCSE grades were bad but I'll work extremely hard this year(as I've been doing this summer to lower the workload).I am not giving up
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    Leeds and Sheffield and Manchester are really good universities for economics and are certainly not out of your reach! Good luck!
 
 
 
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